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Protecting Your Investment Pays Off

Sep 10, 2020

Mick Docter, owner of Docter Feedlot, knew something was wrong this spring when they suddenly lost oil pressure in their Case IH 550 Quadtrac. After losing pressure, they drained the oil and found several iron filings in the engine oil. They brought it in to get fixed and it turns out the oil pump had gone bad.

Thankfully, Docter Feedlot has been enrolling their eligible equipment, including their 550 Quadtrac, in the Cenex Total Protection Plan® for as many years as they can remember. “You can’t buy many replacement parts for the tractor compared to the cost of the warranty itself.” Mick Doctor said. When they got the repair bill, the Cenex Total Protection Plan® was there with a big check for $14,030.00 to cover the eligible repairs, per the terms of the agreement.

The warranty comes with a stipulation that only Cenex fuel and oil be used in the equipment and requires an oil sample to be taken annually. The required annual testing is a preventative measure and often indicates if there is a problem; leading to a solution before the problem arises. Docter Feedlot has been taking oil samples on their equipment since 1982. “It’s well worth it, there’s no doubt about that. It’s just the right thing to do because we have caught things from the oil samples that we would not have caught otherwise.”

Docter Feedlot works closely with Myron Lefor to enroll their equipment, process claims, and is always there to lend a helping hand in reminding them of their oil samples. It’s the sort of support the crew at Docter Feedlot have come to expect from Full Circle Ag and Cenex Total Protection Plan®. “Myron has been really good to us,” Al Krutsinger said. “He always stops by and makes sure we have what we need. He goes way beyond what is expected of him. I call him up and he works really hard to get here as soon as he can.”


“We enroll every piece of equipment that’s eligible for the program.”

What is the Cenex Total Protection Plan®?
The Cenex Total Protection Plan® extends beyond manufacturers’ warranties and provides coverage to farmers who use premium Cenex® fuels and lubricants. It covers new equipment for up to 10 years or 10,000 hours and used equipment for up to 8 years or 8,000 hours, with no deductible.
Give Myron a call today and he will help you determine the right energy products and protection for all your equipment.

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